AGE 26 “Americanah” BY CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Best Books to Read from Ages 1-100

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AmericanahAmericanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Because this book showed up on the PBS Great American Read list, I wanted to read it for a while. It popped up for bookclub, so I made an effort to read it. I didn’t manage to get it read in time for bookclub, but I had read enough to know that I wanted to finish it.

I enjoyed this book a lot. It was just longer than I thought it was. The book never dragged. It was a great story and brought up some difficult topics that made me think.

I recommend the book, but it’s not a book that is meant to be read in one sitting. It requires time to digest the thoughts in the book. Read a little, put it down, and think about what its meaning is.

The book also showed up on the 100 books to read by ages list. I do think that the age of 26 was a little young for the recommended age of this book. There’s quite a bit that might be missed by a younger person who hasn’t been through some of the situations yet.

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Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

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PBS great American Read

Little WomenLittle Women by Louisa May Alcott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have seen so many versions of the movie, and each was a little different. I wanted to read the book to see how the story actually goes.

I enjoyed the book a lot, but I realized how so many of the stories in the book were missed in each of the movies. Some of the movies combined several stories. This is understandable, since the book was so long. The story in the book makes a lot more sense.

The book is definitely worth reading, but it does take a long time to get through.

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AGE 16 “Jane Eyre” BY CHARLOTTE BRONTË

Best Books to Read from Ages 1-100

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

I didn’t read Jane Eyre until I was an adult.

I read this book for the first time this year. It showed up on several lists, including the PBS list, Classics, the age list, the BBC list, and many more.

I loved the book, but I loved knowing what all the references meant, after all the years of not really understanding them.

This book should definitely be on a must read list. I loved it.

PBS summer reading

(PBS summer reading)

PBS asked its bookclub for recommendations, and came up with this list for summer reading, in the above linked article.  I love the list, and I have read some of them.  I own some of them.  Some are already high on my TBR list.

The most recommended book? Where the Crawdads Sing

Educated

Pachinko 

A Little Life

Louise Penny novels

Stoner

The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy

The Bird Box